Post # 1
Like a lot of women I had an idea of what I wanted until I went shopping. The dress I originally went for was nice but not what I was expecting then I found MY dress and it wasn’t anything like I was looking for but I love it. Anyone else what to share what they thought they wanted against what they did get?
What I went to try on:
What I bought:
Post # 3
I thought for sure I wanted a lace mermaid dress which I still really do like:
But when I went to another Bridal Shop I tried on a dress similiar to this and just fell in love with the fabric and simplicity:
Post # 4
I had found a dress I loved online. I went to one store that had dresses that were similar to the one I liked and I liked parts of each one. (Looking back it was kind of like mixing and matching to make the dress I originally wanted) So the next trip I went and tried on the original dress I liked that the other store didn’t have, and that was it!
Post # 5
I too went to try on an off-the-shoulder and wound up getting a strapless sweetheart neckline. I found the off-the-shoulder was lovely, but I just couldn’t move in it.
Post # 6
OMG!! enoh102 On my first shopping trip this was the only dress that suited me! But I fell out of love with it when looking at me in it in photos as I had a style in mind – see below.
MsJ26 I tried the maggie phillipa is it, the first pic you’ve shown. It looked nice but I’d already tried on my dream..
I suppose i’m lucky and perhaps rare as what I fell in love with on the internet a year ago I loved when on, on my 2nd shopping trip. So my Vs pictures are first the model picture when I first fell in love and the second is of me in it.
Post # 8
i thought i wanted a simple beach dress (ie. Nicole Miller). the first one was the one i fell in love with online…the second one is what i ended up with (poufy, a train, all the things i had said i definitely did not want!)
Post # 9
I knew exactly what I wanted, I searched high and low for it, and after buying three dresses I wasn’t crazy about I found it, only 6 weeks before my wedding! Still not 100% what I wanted, but as close as possible to the original vision. I guess I’m not one of those people that can be surprised by their own choices, I know what I like and I stick to it 🙂
Here’s my inspiration photo, and my own dress:
Post # 10
@enoh102: I made a mistake the Augusta Jones tia that you tried on was the only dress that suited me on my 1st trip.
meliss When I see posts with you in your dress I think you look fabulous in it, you did a good job of matching it to what you wanted.
Post # 11
I had so many dresses that I liked that I’m not sure I could say that I was surprised or got something different (aside from wanting straps and getting a strapless). I learned from trying on dresses what worked with my body type… once I had that down, it was a matter of finding the best one in that style for me.
I did do a major change with the train, though. When I started out, I was determined not to have a train. Didn’t want to trip on it, thought it was impractical. Only wanted to look at dresses that I could get without a train. I ended up with a train as I learned I could walk in a dress with one and… well, they’re pretty. :>
Post # 12
I can’t find the picture of my original two dresses that I wanted. But they were huge ballgowns with pickups and lots of beading and detailing on the bodice. And this is what I ended up with (plus a couple of roses on the skirt that got lost in the bag and thus weren’t on the dress in the pictures).
Post # 13
Thought I wanted something with the Mermaid/ Trumpet look like these pictures:
WWhat I ended up with: (can’t wait to wear it :))
Post # 14
I ended up getting EXACTLY what I was imagining actually. I ended up getting my dress on my first shopping trip b/c I was just like “Check check check – this is what I want!”:
One of my inspirations (I liked certain aspects, but not others)
Post # 15
What I thought I wanted
What I got, similar actually now that I look at it lol…
Post # 16
@sassy: I was certain I would get an all lace dress and I ended up with Jenna too!